Biography

Al Franken

Senator Al Franken graduated from Harvard College. Before running for office, Al spent 37 years as a comedy writer, author and radio talk show host, and has taken part in seven USO tours, visiting our troops overseas in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait. Al was first elected to the United States Senate in 2008 and re-elected (by a much larger margin) in 2014. He and his wife, Franni, have been married for 40 years, many of them happy. They have two children and two grandchildren, with a third on the way.

Al Franken

Books by Al Franken

by Al Franken - Memoir, Nonfiction

AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it. It's a book about our deeply polarized, frequently depressing, occasionally inspiring political culture, written from inside the belly of the beast.